ERIC Number: EJ976120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Experience of Sexual Risk Communication in African American Families Living with HIV
Cederbaum, Julie A.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v27 n5 p555-580 Sep 2012
Mother-daughter communication plays an influential role in adolescent development. The impact of maternal HIV infection on family communication is not clear. This study explores how living with HIV impacts sexual risk communication between mothers and daughters and whether maternal HIV status influences adolescent choices about engagement in HIV risk behaviors. Data were collected from 12 African American women and 10 of their adolescent daughters through focus groups. Both mothers and daughters shared information about issues that promoted and inhibited communication and engagement in risk behaviors. Findings show that HIV status served as a mechanism for behavioral change related to communication and risk engagement behaviors. Therefore, HIV-infected mothers should be supported in communicating values and expectations to their daughters.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Adolescent Development, Mothers, Daughters, Focus Groups, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Family Relationship, Risk, Sexuality, Parent Child Relationship, African Americans, Adolescents, Behavior Change, Expectation, Values
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